Wednesday, September 26, 2007

The law is the law!

Latest news!!!! We have all apparentl
y been fooled by a clever opposition ploy to create a distrust in the judiciary, so says our law minister. You, me, 1000+ lawyers and probably millions of Malaysians are fooled and would have continued to be fooled if not for this latest insight by our genius minister. So i urge everyone to closely follow this genius of a minister's speech very closely as i got a hunch that in this few days, he is going to show us his genius again by revealing the colonels recipe of 11 secret herbs and spices. Genius!!!

A quick pop quiz to start of this post. Remember the guy who said this " Stupid, stupid, stupid, stupid" repeat 10 times or so...

Yes the same person who with this magnificent gift of the gap also said "Racist, racist, racist" repeat 30 times. With his ocean of eloquence, it is dissapointing that this time, he only manage to say " the law is the law". He did not repeat this 10 or 20 times. He only said it once.

I have this theory that when he do not just repeat what he says to reinforce his message. I think for every "stupid" or "racist" that he said, he is refering it to a specific person. Meaning there was 30 or 40 stupid and racist in his vicinity or at least within earshot that he was trying to point out.

But coming back to him saying "the law is the law", by using my theory above, he was only refering to the poor girl's parent. It would be different if he has said "the law is the law, is the law, is the law" repeat X number of times. In that would happen, i would suspect that he would also instruct the AG to prosecute the politicians who did not pay duty for cars purchased, the politicians who did not settle their traffic summons and especially the corrupt politicians.

And thus he spoke "the law is the law". Which would have the meaning of the law is the law only to Nurin's parents. I take it from him that there is a law against parent negligience and that law would be used against Nurin's parents. The malay saying Sudah jatuh ditimpa tangga would be very apt in this case. But what if this becomes a policy? Would someone be charged for indecent exposure if that person was escaping from a rape or was raped but managed to escape in torn up clothes/naked? Would a person be charged for littering if that person was shot in public(the assumption that blood would be on the floor)?

Looking at the facts, an 8 year old going to a public place at night, in the neighbourhood can hardly be called parental negligience ( at least to me it is not. Please i don't want to debate this. Leave it as to each his own view). Heck at her age i did the same thing. Granted that the streets are a lot safer then.( who do we have to thank for making the streets unsafe nowadays)

Lastly, this guy is so powerful that even the yang amat arif calls him up to confide in him certain important issue, but he is not that powerful that he alone can instruct AG to prosecute someone(can he?appreciate if someone can shed a light on this). What i know is that the AG has the power to almost arbitrarily prosecute someone, or he could get instructions from the Cabinet to prosecute someone. So if Nurin's parents got prosecuted, they got the whole cabinet to thank for.


Anonymous said...

and he said like the judge Dregg, 'Ayam telor'...

Yodaddy said...

yes quite appropriate.... telur is telur.

oversee said...